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AIDS InfoNet

Lymphoma

...lymphoma is sometimes called Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL). In 1985, the Centers for Disease Control added NHL to the list of diseases that define AIDS. Hodgkin's Disease, another type of lymphoma, is rare in people with HIV. The longer you live with a suppressed immune system, the higher the risk of NHL. It can occur even with a high CD4 count. It can be serious and often fatal, sometimes within a year. The use of combination antiretroviral...
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Once AIDS, always AIDS?

I was dx w/ advanced AIDS + aids-related cancer (NHL).....now I'm in remission and my cd4 count is 400, up from 22......so am I still considered an AIDS case/AIDS patient? My HIV Dr. says he doen't know... what's up w/ that? I though CD4 200 and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...source of some confusion- but fortunately, one that is largely related to epidemiologic more than health risks.With previous NHL or CD4 count of less than 200- you have an AIDS diagnosis. For maters of medical documentation, or program... Read more »

Undetectable

About a year ago I asked a question about my regimen,Viracept,Viread,and Epivir. I was diagnosed with NHL and Hiv about the same time. Well after completing treatment for the NHL and staying adherent to the HIV drugs I finally was undetectable and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...for your post.It's great to hear that you're doing well-- it must have been a stressful period in your life.Best wishes for long-term health. BY Read more »

I've completed chemotherapy and I'm scared

Dr Dezube thank you for your valuable work on this site. Dr Dezube I 've written to you before concerning not only been diagnosed with HIV, but also AIDS due to advance NHL. I've now completed chemotherapy and am in remission, my VL is undetectable...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Your fear is completely understandable. It sure is tough to be diagnosed with both lymphoma and AIDS; one diagnosis is hard enough, but two diagnoses is doubly hard to bear. Nevertheless the body is quite resilient. You did pull through and... Read more »

Viracept/Epivir/Viread

I was diagnosed in June 04 while undergoing chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). I have been on Viracept, Viread, and Epivir since diagnosis. I have gone from viral load of 14k and CD4 of 12 to viral load of 219 and cd4 of 99. A resistance...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...completely. In general, we might wait up to 6 months for a viral load to become undectable. Your case is complicated somewhat by NHL treatment, but I would suggest a midcourse correction for your HIV meds now in order to get to undetectable and... Read more »
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The Well Project

Cancers

...Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) may play a role in the development of lymphomas. The two major types are: Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) Hodgkin's lymphoma (also called Hodgkin's disease) Lymphomas can be more advanced and difficult to treat in... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...unlessyou want to. Each clinical trial has a written plan, or protocol, that describes thegoals and objectives of the study, how long the study will last, inclusion andexclusion criteria, and what tests and procedures are required of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How HIV Drugs Get Approved

... Why Does It Take So Long to Approve New Drugs? What Are the "Phases" of Clinical Trials? How Do We Know if a Drug Works? Using Unapproved Drugs Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

...methamphetamine? What is methamphetamine? What are the short-term effects of methamphetamine use? What are the long-term effects of methamphetamine use? What are some physical signs that someone is using meth? Is... Read more »
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